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Grade Appeals

Faculty are responsible for assigning grades and, except for unusual circumstances, grades given are final.  Students who don't agree with a grade earned must follow the grade appeal policy as detailed in section E of Regulations Governing Student Conduct, Disciplinary Proceedings, and Appeals in Student Regulations. Prior to initiating an appeal, students are strongly encouraged to resolve the situation with the instructor, department head, or head's designee. 

If you believe a grade was entered incorrectly, you must contact your instructor right away to get this resolved.  Be sure to review your academic transcript in myPurdue at the end of each semester to check for accuracy.  Any grade change due to a reporting error or appeal will result in a recalculation of the GPA and determination of academic standing. Academic standing is assessed during fall and spring semesters only (though summer grades do impact cumulative GPAs).

Academic Probation

Per University Regulations, students are placed on academic probation because their current semester (fall or spring) GPA and/or their cumulative GPA has fallen below a 2.0.

Students on academic probation are in danger of being dropped from Purdue. Students cannot be dropped by Purdue because of one bad semester. However, it is possible to be dropped if they are on academic probation and have a second bad semester.

If you’re on academic probation, your advisor will be in touch with you to complete the Academic Intervention process. This process will allow you and your advisor to review the semester and identify difficulties you experienced. This information will then be used to create a plan of action, which may include referrals to campus resources. Your advisor's goal will be to assist you in returning to good academic standing. It is very important that you complete the probation intervention process and meet with your academic advisor within the first two weeks of the semester you’ve been placed on probation.

In order to get off of academic probation, students need to earn a semester GPA equal to or greater than 2.0 AND earn a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.0.

Students on probation will remain on probation for another semester if their semester GPA is equal to or greater than 2.0 BUT their cumulative GPA is still below 2.0.

Students on probation will remain on probation for another semester if their cumulative GPA is equal to or greater than 2.0 BUT their semester GPA is below 2.0.

Students already on academic probation will be dropped from Purdue if BOTH their semester GPA AND their cumulative GPA are below 2.0 at the end of a fall or spring semester.

Students who are academically dropped from the University for the first time are not eligible to apply for readmission for at least one fall or spring semester. Generally, students must complete at least 12 credit hours of coursework at another university with grades of C or higher in all classes for readmission.

However, keep in mind that readmission is not guaranteed even if students complete these basic requirements. Readmission applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Readmission requirements vary by Purdue colleges and schools. For more detailed information, visit Purdue Readmission after Academic Dismissal. Students who gain readmission are readmitted on probation.

You cannot be placed on academic probation due to summer grades nor can you get off of probation due to summer grades. While grades from summer classes do affect a student's cumulative GPA, a student can only get off of academic probation at the end of a fall or spring semester.